Published June 24, 2024 | Version v1
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Teaching Turkish to foreigners, which is in the process of gaining the identity of having a systematic structure, has recently become a discipline that researchers have frequently focused on. Studies have been conducted on different variables in this field and the number of these studies is increasing. With the inadequacy of international students' academic success in university environments, the issue of measurement and evaluation in teaching Turkish to foreigners has become one of the areas where studies have started to intensify. Since it is still a new field, it is important to identify the keywords of the studies on measurement and evaluation in order to examine the studies more systematically. In addition, the identification of keywords will close an important gap in order to interpret the trends of the studies. Based on the problem situation in the research, it is aimed that researchers working in the field of teaching Turkish to foreigners can carry out their studies more systematically, complete their studies in a short time and determine the trends of the studies based on the keywords in scientific studies. Since the object of the research consists of documents, document analysis, one of the qualitative research methods, was determined as the method of the study. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. The studies examined in the research consist of 62 studies on teaching Turkish to foreigners and measurement and evaluation in Dergipark, Google Scholar, TR Index, YÖK National Thesis Center databases. Of these studies, 39 are articles and 23 are theses. In the research, the keywords of 62 theses and articles were identified and categorized under different headings. As a result of the research, it was determined that studies on measurement and evaluation in teaching Turkish to foreigners have been conducted almost every year since 2007, especially in 2023. Based on the keywords, in the measurement and evaluation studies conducted in the field of teaching Turkish to foreigners; teaching methods and techniques, measurement tools, course materials, instructor opinions, instructor competencies, technology use, thinking skills, etc. It shows that it is handled together with many different variables. It was seen that especially the studies after 2020 were associated with the use of technology. In addition, the frequency of use of keywords of the studies in the field of measurement and evaluation in teaching Turkish to foreigners and the trends of the studies based on these concepts were determined.


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